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Indigenous Science Experience – Family Fun Day

This annual, free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives. This event will include a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities accessible to all ages.

When: Sunday, August 18 2019. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Where: Redfern Community Centre
29 Hugo Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

What can Aboriginal astronomy tell us about the night sky? How is our native flora used in bush medicine and soap making? How do Indigenous Australians make axes from stone and other artefacts? What can we learn about sustainable living from 60 000+ years of Indigenous culture?

This free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our everyday lives.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse range of interactive science activities accessible to all ages.

Activities will include: Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines, Indigenous astronomy, 3D printing workshops, maths puzzles, making Aboriginal tools, physics and chemistry activities, and much more! You will also meet Indigenous Elders and student leaders from the National Indigenous Science Education Program who will be assisting in demonstrating the activities.

The event will begin with a traditional smoking ceremony and official welcome at 10 am. There will also be the opportunity to purchase food and Aboriginal arts and crafts.

This National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University and hosted by the Redfern Community Centre. It is made possible through the support of Inspiring Australia and grant funding from the Australian Government.

Bookings are not required. Check out the video of last year’s event. More information.

Contact details:

Joanne Jamie
National Indigenous Science Education Program
Email: joanne.jamie@mq.edu.au
Phone: 02 9850 8283

See more at:www.nisep.org.au

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